"Reunification Palace" Reunification Palace Tip by call_me_rhia

Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City: 79 reviews and 184 photos

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What was once the presidential Palace, today is the Reunifcation Palace, Hoi Truong Thong Nhat
in Vietnamese. It's not a beautiful sight to behold... you can clearly see that the architects behind this design were communist. Perverse beauty I call it.

On April 30, 1975, Communist tanks smashed through the gates of this Palace... and you can still see one of these tanks in the courtyard. It's possible to visit the palace inside, and it has none of the grey concrete ugliness of the outside.

The rooms are airy, richly decorated and fashionable. There's even an unexpected circular sofa. You can also visit the war command room and the tunnels, one of which stretches as far as the Revolutionary Museum (formerly Gia Long Palace)

The palace is open open from 7:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to4:00 pm daily.

Address: 106 Nguyen Du
Directions: District 1
Phone: +84 8 829 0629
Website: http://www.dinhdoclap.gov.vn

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 26, 2007
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